Africa: Climate Change
Climate change threatens Africa in many ways, jeopardizing its food security, water security, agricultural production capabilities, and overall socioeconomic stability. Policy makers have focused on Africa as part of emerging discussions of climate justice, which frames climate change as a problem that will affect certain populations more than others and seeks remediations that address the disparities and hold countries accountable for the environmental damage they cause.
The United Nations (UN) World Population Division estimated Africa to have a population of 1.34 billion in 2020, second in the world behind Asia. At 2.5 percent, Africa has the highest population growth rate of any continent.
Ecologists separate the African continent into two main regions. Its northern third is dominated by the Sahara...Read more